- A series of erosion control strategies were implemented, including geotextiles to stabilize the soils, plants for root stability, and retaining walls to divert the water.
- The sites soils were remediated before OJB’s involvement. Methane from the original airport was extracted. Soils were tested through multiple soil labs pre- and post-construction allowing for the conservation of healthy soils and the amendment of others, which equated to a $400,000 savings.
- The planting design reflects the foothill landscape of Southern California by adding mounds and native flora.
- Locally sourced seeds were used.
- All street trees were saved along the perimeter.
- 435 trees were planted.
- Fertilizer and pesticide use was minimized.
- Mycorrhizal fungi was implemented in the soil mix to provide increased water and nutrient absorption for the planting. In turn, the planting provides the fungi with necessary carbohydrates.
- Plants are allowed to go from seed to flower life.
- Annual planting was avoided.
- Low water usage planting was used on-site.
- Vegetated bio-swales capture stormwater runoff pollutants in the parking lot.
- Irrigation is only required twice a week creating maintenance savings.
Carbon, Energy + Air
- The project uses planting to minimize building energy use.
- The project uses regional materials. Concrete and plant material are recycled.
- The project reduces light pollution by with full cut-off fixtures.
- The trees sequester 52,200 pounds of carbon annually.**
- The design sought to reduce the amount of waste produced by supporting sustainable material manufacturing, salvaging materials used on-site, reusing material, and recycling end of project waste.
- The project provides optimal site accessibility, safety, and wayfinding.
- The Collective Playa Vista is part of a greater community, designed to tie into the ecosystem and native habitat. Regional trails and social spaces are easily accessible for pedestrian connections.